New Songs and Albums for February

Pay attention or this will all pass you by and you’ll never catch up… Wolfmother is hands-down the best throw-back rock…hell, I’ll go so far as to say it’s gonna be the best rock album of the year. What month are we in? Arctic Monkeys are gonna be huge. Maybe just in the UK, but probably not. SXSW will be the place it will start. Mark my words. We Are Scientists are just good. I have nothing else to say. You probably won’t hear much about The Kooks here, but if you’re really into the UK stuff, I suggest you pick up this album. Editors released one of the most gorgeous UK albums of last year. The
album should be getting the US treatment sometime this year. Vitalic is some relatively obscure electronica thing I picked up on eMusic and I couldn’t be happier. Think Aphex Twin meets Basement Jaxx or something. If I had to pick a favorite for this month it’s the Nelly Furtado track, and I’m not kidding. I’m sure in a few months I’ll be sick to death of it, which is when you’ll start liking it. Fans of Dizzee Rascal and Lady Sovereign will love on Low Deep, if you aren’t already lovin’. I was chatting with EJ the other day and found we both share an intense love of Jamie Lidell and all things Warp. Can you dig it? The new Richard Ashcroft album is such a bore, but this track is one of the better ones. Just reform The Verve already…Fuck. I’m skipping over Elefant because I literally just picked this track on the fly and haven’t spent much time with the album. I have no idea who Voxtrot is. I think I grabbed this track from a web site and I thank you. Test Icicles have a clever name, like to scream and yell and write some catchy songs. It sounds a little like some skate punk I used to listen to. I can’t put a finger on it. I think I’m the only person in the US that likes Placebo, so I’m just gonna skip it. I have no idea who Get Him Eat Him are, but they sound kinda like Weezer when they were good mixed with Shudder To Think. Jenny Lewis has a way better voice than Blake Sennett and could probably kick his ass, especially when she’s singing charming country songs. Swoon. I have to come clean about not being much of a Cat Power fan, but this album is gorgeous and it worthy of your attention is you like that singer-songwriter stuff.

01 Wolfmother – Woman (Wolfmother)
02 Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Whatever People Say I Am Thats What I’m Not)
03 We Are Scientists – Inaction (With Love And Squalor)
04 The Kooks – Sofa Song (Inside In Inside Out)
05 Editors – Munich (The Back Room)
06 Vitalic – The Past (OK Cowboy)
07 Nelly Furtado – Maneater (Loose)
08 Low Deep – Get Set (Run the Road Vol. 2)
09 Jamie Lidell – Multiply (Multiply)
10 Richard Ashcroft – Why Not Nothing? (Keys To The World)
11 Elefant – Lolita (The Black Magic Show)
12 Voxtrot – Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives (Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives EP)
13 Test Icicles – Circle Square Triangle (For Screening Purposes Only)
14 Placebo – Drag (Meds)
15 The Sounds – Night After Night [Alternative Version] (Dying To Say This To You)
16 Get Him Eat Him – Exposure (Do As I Tell You)
17 Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins – Big Guns (Rabbit Fur Coat)
18 Cat Power – Living Proof (The Greatest)

3 thoughts on “New Songs and Albums for February”

  1. Jenny may have a better voice and beautiful country songs, but Blake’s songs have more heart. and so it goes on their respective albums…

    …in my wee opinion 🙂

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